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32 Take Me Out to the Odd


Ball Game


From the first players’ walkout to an inside-the- doghouse home run, America’s favorite pastime has delighted decades of fans with quirky games and strange occurrences. RICHARD BAUMAN


April 2011 VOL. 89, No. 9 Official publication of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America, a fraternal organization.


On Tour with Michael F. Smith 8 It’s Your Business 10 Healthline


4 Message from the GER 6 Travels of the GER


Elks Spring Forward Taking Advantage of a Tax Reprieve Gluten Free: Not Just a Fad 12 Candidates for


News of the Lodges By delivering food baskets to those in need and holding children’s parties, Elks demon- strate that Elks Care—Elks Share.


14 38 Grand Lodge Office 50 Elks National Veterans Service Commission


56 Elks Drug Awareness Program 58 Elks National Foundation


Joy of Giving


Cover: Major League Baseball player Joel Cover: Youngblood (1989). Getty Images


PUBLISHED UNDER DIRECTION OF THE GRAND LODGE BY


Stand Down at the


Colonie, New York, Lodge Nine years after it first hosted a Stand Down, the Colonie, New York, Lodge continues to offer its facilities for this annual event to benefit homeless veterans. ANEETA BROWN


Eating in Providence: The Flavors of Rhode Island’s Capital City


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From Haven Brothers mobile diner to Scialo Brothers Bakery, Providence offers visitors both sights and sustenance. PATRICIA ANN MCNAIR


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THE ELKS NATIONAL MEMORIAL AND PUBLICATION COMMISSION


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F. LOUIS SULSBERGER Secretary


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Past Members


JAMES W. DAMON ROBERT J. SABIN TED CALLICOTT DONALD D. DAPELO FRANK O. GARLAND


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